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Old 05-25-2011, 06:31 AM
 
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Looking for some comments from you guys who have moved to one of these areas, and why you picked it over the others?

All 3 are really nice overall:

Pinehurst area- Is it really hotter and more humid in the summer? One positive is there's less chance of hurricane damage, and I think homeowners insurance should be less than a coastal area. Downside- no ocean. Also, what else is ther to do if you don't golf?

Southport area- On the coast, and close enough to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington areas, so plenty to do. Downside is proxmity to nuclear plant, and homeowners insurance is higher than inland due to potential hurricane damage . Thought I had read somewhere that bugs are worse in that area as there's a lot of marshland.

New Bern area- Again, homeowners insurance is higher than inland due to potential hurricane damage, but more inland so threat is slightly less.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:19 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Looking for some comments from you guys who have moved to one of these areas, and why you picked it over the others?

All 3 are really nice overall:

Pinehurst area- Is it really hotter and more humid in the summer? One positive is there's less chance of hurricane damage, and I think homeowners insurance should be less than a coastal area. Downside- no ocean. Also, what else is ther to do if you don't golf?
We like the Pinehurst area because it is far away from the city traffic and pollution.
We have all the stores and restaurants you need without the big shopping mall.
The ocean and mountains are both a 3 Hr drive so both are doable day trips.
There are many folks here just like us who live on the golf course but don't play golf because golfers are quiet neighbors.
Yes it is hot here but IMO not any more humid than Central NJ during the Summer.
I also like the Pinehurst area because it is a short drive to Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Rockingham Raceway and Virginia Internation Raceway. Those are good enough reasons for me to like Pinehurst.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Inland areas are in NC are always hotter and more humid in the summer, and colder in the winter due to the effects of the breeze coming off the ocean cooling inthe summer and warming in the winter. Despite recent world events I would not be scared of living inthe shadow of a nuclear plant.

I'd personally place Pinehurst third on your list if the beach is important to you and New Bern and Southport could go either way depending on preference. I wouldn't place one above the other.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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the Pinehurst area is going to be 5-7 degrees hotter in the summer and that much colder in the winter than New Bern or Southport. Humidity is a big deal as well. for example its 93 right now in Pinehurst and 82 in Southport.
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